I don’t believe in ghosts, is the ghost tour appropriate for me? Of course, it is a historical tour and a ghost tour. You will be entertained even if you are not a “believer”.
How are your tours different from others in the area? The answer to this is in who has built the business. Mercedes, the owner, has worked in various capacities in the Market and knows it inside out. She trains each guide herself. It is her background and passion about the community that directs the tours. No other tour company has that background. As for ghost tours specifically, we are different. We do not impose our own beliefs on our audience. We also do not purposely try to scare you or fabricate stories for shock value.
Can I take pictures on the tours? Yes! The Market at night is very beautiful on its own and worth bringing a camera for. During the day, the displays, vegetables and people are perfect for photography. We do not allow video recordings of the tours.
Is the ghost tour appropriate for children? Children love the tour however on the later tours the subject matters can be a little confusing and frightening. Accompanied children six and under do not need a ticket and are free to attend the tour. We recommend that you bring your children to the 5:00 PM tours, there are a lot of things to look at and the Market is open.
Can you guarantee that I will see a ghost on the ghost tour? This question is based on your own beliefs, but no, ghosts do not appear on command. This is a walking tour about the ghosts of Pike Place and the history of Seattle. If you are interested in ghost hunting we recommend that you go on our Mortuary Tour.
The Pike Place Market is a National Historic District. In the Market, you will find fishmongers, day-stall tenants, leaseholders, restauranteurs, farmers, and over four hundred permanent residents. On an international scale, the Market is known as a tourist destination. As the longest continually operating market in the United States, established in 1907, it attracts over ten million visitors a year. The buildings have remained intact despite numerous attempts to tear them down or alter their use. It is people that continue to ensure the Market’s survival: individuals who are passionate about independent business, local farming. and community